Miau ! Miaou ! Miao ! It’s our National Day today !
The history of Switzerland is a little complicated : it is made by battles, by alliances, by invasions, by resistance, by religious wars, and by opportunism. It is little as troubles between tomcats in fact.
The holiday of August 1st commemorates the founding act of Swiss Confederation, the Pact of 1291. It was celebrated the first time in 1891, and the date of August 1st was chosen because this famous pact was signed at the beginning of August, but without we know the exact date.
Switzerland has a peculiarity (among others !) which always amazes : we mew in several languages on this small territory ! We mew in French (22 %), in German (66 %), in Italian (8 %), or in Romansh (0,6 %) ! And a part of cats stemming from the immigration mew even in another language (3.4 %). Most of us speak more than one language.
Then no, in Switzerland, we do not speak “Swiss”: the official languages of Switzerland are German, French, and Italian.